Reporter Nov 20 2015
Symposium highlights 90th anniversary of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Nov. 24, 2015—The Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics (MPB) will celebrate its 90th anniversary on Dec. 3 with a day-long symposium entitled “Mus musculus (Latin for lab mouse): What does the future hold?”
Growth, collaboration key to VUMC’s future: Balser
Nov. 19, 2015—Discovery, education and clinical care will continue to be the core of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) mission as the date of the legal separation for Vanderbilt University and VUMC nears, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, said to a capacity crowd at last week’s Fall Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly.
Many groups, one mission: caring for children, families
Nov. 19, 2015—At 6 feet 4 inches, Shea Weber towers over the tiny tots he visits at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, yet it is he who looks up to them.
Colombo named CEO of Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
Nov. 19, 2015—Armando Colombo, president and chief executive officer of InterMedical Hospital of South Carolina, has been named chief executive officer of Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital.
Levy named to new VICC informatics leadership role
Nov. 19, 2015—Mia Levy, M.D., Ph.D., Ingram Assistant Professor of Cancer Research and director of Cancer Clinical Informatics at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named director of Cancer Health Information and Strategy, a new management post that will expand her leadership role.
Harris honored by American Medical Informatics Association
Nov. 19, 2015—Paul Harris, Ph.D., MS, professor of Biomedical Informatics and Engineering, has received the Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics from the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).
VICC’s Horn lands Team Leadership Award from NCI
Nov. 19, 2015—Leora Horn, M.D., M.Sc., associate professor of Medicine and clinical director of the Thoracic Oncology Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has received a 2015 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award (CCITLA) from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Banovac named section chief of Interventional Radiology at VUMC
Nov. 19, 2015—Filip Banovac, M.D., chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Georgetown University, has been named section chief of Interventional Radiology within the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
VUMC named among top cardiovascular hospitals in U.S.
Nov. 19, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been named one of the nation’s top 50 hospitals in cardiovascular services by Truven Health Analytics.
New VUSM faculty awards recognize clinical excellence
Nov. 19, 2015—For more than a decade, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine has honored faculty members for outstanding accomplishments and contributions in teaching and research during its annual Spring Faculty Meeting.
Study links opioids, infection risk for patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Nov. 19, 2015—Use of opioid analgesics is associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for serious infections among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to a Vanderbilt study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology.
Science, compassion can prevent violence: Sandy Hook father
Nov. 19, 2015—What do you do when your only child is murdered in a brutal, sensationalized act of violence?